Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bored and Wanting More

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Do you ever go to a mall and feel bored?

I do. I love to shop for all kinds of things but lately the mall, the dollar store, the large Department stores and decorator stores leave me wanting for more….

More individuality, more color, more zest, more uniqueness, more….. Quality with less Price

Buying unique vintage and fabulous antiques has spoiled me. 

Can I please brag for a minute? Ok, my home decor looks like no other I have seen. My office feels like I am stepping into a decorator magazine. (yes it is a matter of taste, I know) My fashion sense is edgy and up to date.

Don’t get me wrong I still add the occasional new piece but at the same time live the expression of my soul. 

Follow me and stop at maxwellvintage store on eBay. Find Plates for your china cabinet or wall, Art Pieces, Glass and Figurines, Sculptures and Jewelry and not just for yourself but as gifts for likeminded.  

Maxwellvintage is ready to wow you with over 800 items. Take the leap. Forget the mall.

Friday, September 23, 2011


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What do you expect when you purchase a vintage ornate wall clock, the pre-owned bracelet, or the wonderful glass bowl that was Great Grandma’s pride and joy? 

If you are fascinated by older things or even the occasional antique you expect beauty with some imperfections that time inevitably has left.  After all this piece has a story to tell, like a face wrinkled with a lifetime of emotions. 

I hope you can understand it, maybe even be in awe of it, or feel warm with memories.

A few scratches and loss of color or gold is to be expected and does not diminish the beauty or the functionality of an older piece that has delighted many generations.

Good condition is an item with obvious signs of age and previous usage but still shines.

Maxwellvintage grades all used and previously owned items as in good condition. If there are concerns such as scratches, chips, repairs, crazing etc., it will be mentioned separately in the description.  Please make sure you read the entire listing and know what you buy. 

Unless you can see beauty in the signs of age you will not understand these gorgeous items that were left to us as heritage from a previous generation.  Let us treat each one with respect and with Love.

September 2011 Guest Blog by Carl Cordon


For all of you interested in militaria this was not a toy

Picture yourself...flying through the skies of Europe or the South Pacific during World War 2 in a B-24 Liberator on your way to drop a load of bombs on the enemy...you're the bombadier and you are setting up your bombsight, the army's newest top secret device the Norden Bombsight, knowing you will literally destroy what you are aiming for...

This Norden Bombsight made U.S. high level bombing extremely lethal during World War 2 into the Vietnam War. Basically the sight was programmed hooked into the aircrafts' auto pilot and took over the airplane during its' bombing run.

This is very heavy and weighs 44 pounds unpackaged with its' carrying tray. The tray was used as the sight was removed after each mission as its' classification was top secret.
This sight was purchased by our client after the sights were declassified in the early 1950's and the other one they owned has been donated for display at the US Air Force armament museum at Eglin Air Force Base.

View a real Norden Bombsight on ebay here:

by Carl Gordon

Please visit Carl Gordon's Facebook page at Emerald Coast Toys and "like " it...you can access his ebay listings from there.

Follow him on Twitter (I am) at: emeraldcoastoys

Thanks Carl. I enjoyed this very interesting mini article and am looking forward for more from the world of toys.

In the Eye of the Beholder For What Its Worth

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You may have messaged maxwellvintage to ask what is the worth of the gorgeous item found in an aunt's attic or maybe you wanted to know how maxwellvintage determines the prices for the many fabulous items, such as Carnival Glass, Rosenthal, Kaiser and other European Porcelain Manufactures, Jewelry, Art, and over 800 items  sold in the maxwellvintage store on eBay.

Unfortunately most of the time I have to disappoint and tell you that I am not an appraiser nor am I an authority on antiques, vintage or collectibles other than I recognize beauty and rarity.

The more unusual it is the more I will cherish it. But that is just me.  As we all know Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

A much better source for prices and history of porcelain and everything else antique is

The Kovels a go to for prices and news

I remember seeing the Kovel TV Show many times years ago and how fascinated I was by the down to earth Ralph and Terry Kovel.  I don't think there is anyone who has not heard of these two wonderful professionals.

Hope you enjoy your hunt for that one special treasure. Remember maxwellvintage has over 800 wonderful items with a buy it now or make offer option. My opinion, for what its worth is, get your maxwellvintage item now, then let us all know what you found.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

De La Nuez Nelson

Framed Urban Cherubs Seriolithograph 784/850 regular numbered De La Nuez Nelson